The Garden Gnome is very popular in the United States. It is rar
ely found anywhere else. The gnome is actually a figurine of a small, short humanoid creature usually found wearing a red pointed hat and smoking a pipe. These figurines were first made in Germany. The general appearance of a gnome is often a dwarfish male figure with a long white beard. They are depicted in different postures. There are many that are either standing or sitting down but occasionally they are also found lying down or trying to scale a toadstool. They are also seen pursuing various past times like napping and fishing. A popular and terribly endearing one is of a gnome leaning against some surface like a tree or the fence admiring a clover leaf.
People who use them in their garden usually invest in a fair few number of them to place all over the garden. The appearance of these creatures around the yard gives the garden a quirky yet slightly magical feel. These figurines are usually very light weight and sometimes even breakable. They are made of terracotta, clay or even resin. These figurines can be purchased at garden supply stores or even online. Buying them online gives you a larger variety to choose from.
Gnomes are made from clay poured into moulds. Then they are removed from the mould and dried, after drying they are fried in kiln till they become hard. Then they are cooled. After cooling they are painted.
To select a gnome or Funny Garden Gnomes for your garden
1. The first thing to do is to decide on the type of gnome to be selected. Gnomes may be happy or sad. Their poses may vary like napping, fishing, dancing etc
2. Select the material type of your gnome according to your outdoor environment.
3. Choose similar size gnomes with similar colours. Uniformity in gnomes makes the garden more presentable.
4. Placing the gnome is the next thing to do. Gnomes should be placed in natural areas as if it is actually living there. While placing it should be kept in mind that the gnomes should be visible to visitors.